Drive to Feed Kids

Drive to Feed Kids

Date and Time

Tuesday, August 16 - Sunday, August 21

EVERYDAY, AUG 11-21

Can Educational Display
Learn more about childhood hunger in Missouri at the display located in the Agriculture Building during the Fair. Approximately 3,000 cans, provided by Woods Supermarket, will be on display to showcase the need for food insecurity awareness in our state.

MU Extension Cooking Challenge
2 pm daily

Join us in supporting the Drive to Feed Kids and challenge MU Extension’s Chef Larry to a cook off at the Missouri State Fair.

Here’s how to become a challenge chef for the day and support a great cause.

  • Get ready to challenge Chef Larry.
  • Select your challenge chef and mystery ingredient for your challenge.
  • Submit your interest, pledge, challenge chef and mystery ingredient to Jo Britt-Rankin at britt-rankin@missouri.edu.
  • Pledge a minimum of $100 to the Drive to Feed Kids. Donation instructions will follow when your submission is received.

For more questions email britt-rankin@missouri.edu.

MONDAY, AUG 15

Missouri 4-H families will pack meals for Missouri families in need in the 4-H Building.

TUESDAY, AUG 16

Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive $2 Tuesday with canned food donations to benefit Feeding Missouri
$2 admission with minimum donation of 2 cans of food or $2 donation, age 13+
$2 carnival rides for most rides, all day
$2 specials at select concessions & vendors

Can’t make it to the Fair or just want to donate? Learn more at mofarmerscare.com/drive or text Drive2 to 44321 to donate today. All donations will be dedicated to Feeding Missouri’s network food banks who work daily to alleviate childhood hunger.

Missouri FFA Food Insecurity Service Day

More than 800 FFA members and ag leaders from across Missouri will work side by side, in the Assembly Hall, to package 150,000 meals to help stop food insecurity in our state!

In 2021, through the generosity of Missouri farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, FFA, 4-H, and their supporters, the Missouri Farmers Care Foundation’s Drive to Feed Kids (Drive) provided over two million meals, including 946,207 servings of ground pork, to food banks throughout the state. Knowing needs remain unmet, Drive partners plan to provide over 2 million meals to the Feeding Missouri network of food banks in 2022.

Missouri Farmers Care is a joint effort by Missouri’s farming and agriculture community to stand together for the men and women who provide the food and jobs on which our communities depend. The Drive to Feed Kids is being managed by the Missouri Farmers Care Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt public charity.

THURSDAY, AUG 18

Missouri Farmers Care members, elected officials and agriculture leaders will join together to assemble family meals in the Agriculture Building.

SATURDAY, AUG 20

Drive to Feed Kids check presentation during the intermission of Justin Moore & Heath Sanders concert.

HOGS FOR HUNGER

One in seven Missouri children is food insecure, facing uncertainty as to where their next meal may come from. Food insecurity in childhood is associated with poor academic performance, developmental delays and chronic illness. This year through Hogs for Hunger, Missouri pig farmers and 4-H and FFA swine exhibitors have an opportunity to change the lives of neighbors, friends and classmates by contributing pigs and pork to address hunger in their communities. Learn more at mofarmerscare.com/hogs-for-hunger.

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The MSF Truck & Farm Tractor Pull event has been canceled. View refund information and details.